Bill Condon Officially Set to Direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'

Summit Entertainment made the news official after weeks of rumors.
Bill Condon to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Bill Condon to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, based on the fourth novel in author Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, , and Stephanie Meyer will produce the project.

"Bringing Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity," said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephanie Meyer, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

"I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing Dreamgirls, Kinsey, and Gods and Monsters, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical Chicago in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series The Big C and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was released November 18th, 2011 and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Anna Kendrick, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone. The film is directed by Bill Condon.



Sources: Summit Entertainment

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Comments (11)

  1. Emmytt

    well maybe in like 10 or 15 years we will get a good remake anybody
    i thought it was funny

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. ZanyZap

    Regardless of who's responsible for the Twilight-f*cking, I'll probably skip the theater and settle for my couch and television. Then again, somebody is bound to drag me along.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  3. T.Clark

    Twilight was f*cked by Stephanie Meyer.

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  4. Cripple

    I wish he would just do that Richard Pryor biopic that we have been waiting forever for.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  5. Emmytt

    reason why it should be*

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  6. Emmytt

    have u read the book its the only why if it isn't i wont see but yea u are right twilight has been f*cked by Hollywood

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  7. T.Clark

    It won't be rated R. To even hope that is stupid. You really think an R-rating would be allowed for a money-maker like this?

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  8. Leng T'che

    This will hopefully put the punctuation on the joke that is The Twilight Saga. I'm mean come on, how can you make a werewolf falling in love with a baby not come off as the most retarded epically creepy sh*t in the world?

    4 years agoby @leng-tcheFlag

  9. Emmytt

    this better be good and bloody like the book oh and Rated R!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  10. Anjow1060

    this is going to be the greatest movie ever.

    EVER.

    - Jow

    4 years agoby @anjow1060Flag

  11. The Soylent Green Monkey

    god damnit, Condon.

    4 years agoby @soylentgreen2Flag